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by stringsthings
08 Jan 2017, 10:05
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Traynor Monoblock II preamp pedal
Replies: 5
Views: 4118

Re: Traynor Monoblock II preamp pedal

This looks and sounds really cool. It would be nice to take a break from the guitar projects and do one for the bass.
by stringsthings
04 Jan 2015, 23:30
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Catalinbread - Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer [traced]
Replies: 113
Views: 48579

Re: Catalinbread Pareidolia Harmonic Mesmerizer [traced]

I changed to 5nF cap C10 to a 250pF (just had that value as a silver mica, also decided to use a socket), and viola... the pedal suddenly sounds really close to what I hear in the Youtube demos, and definitely not trebly and hollow any more. With the 250pF, the lows are filtered above 637Hz which g...
by stringsthings
09 Nov 2011, 15:33
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Mod Box Electronics Now 1997
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Mod Box Electronics Now 1997

a while back, i found this article at a local library and put the circuit on a breadboard, IIRC ... the tone section is pretty useful .... i only tried it with guitar at the time ... i may box it up sometime ...
by stringsthings
06 Aug 2011, 17:54
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Soul Sonic - Hunny Bunny, sweet overdrive
Replies: 116
Views: 16473

Re: Soul Sonic - Hunny Bunny, sweet overdrive

Tummy ))) wrote: What is the Vbias?
Vbias is a common abbreviation for Bias Voltage ... in most stompbox circuits that run off a 9V battery, Vbias is set to approximately 4.5V ....
by stringsthings
20 Jul 2011, 22:15
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: What is a simple fuzz or distortion effect?
Replies: 8
Views: 3719

Re: What is a simple fuzz or distortion effect?

Sorry I'm new to this forum and a total noob in the world of stompbox making...I've never made a stompbox/effect pedal before. I was wondering if anyone could .... wonder no more ! :mrgreen: .... first, before you dive into the world of schematics, you'll need a soldering iron ... ( and solder ) .....
by stringsthings
23 Mar 2011, 16:34
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Pockit Rabbit 9V Amplifier - ready to build veroboard layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: Pockit Rabbit 9V Amplifier - ready to build veroboard la

Did you make any changes to the Pocket Rockit, or is this just a layout for it ? yes .. i changed the name to "Pockit Rabbit" :mrgreen: ... for initial testing, the build was constructed out of components with the tightest tolerances available to mankind :D ... in other words, a hodge-podge of carb...
by stringsthings
16 Mar 2011, 15:23
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Pockit Rabbit 9V Amplifier - ready to build veroboard layout
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Pockit Rabbit 9V Amplifier - ready to build veroboard layout

it was a dark and stormy night .... and the fuzz monster in charge of the Pedal Factory was pissed ... Fuzz Manager: where's that fuzz box? Fuzz Employee 1: almost finished, oh great one! Fuzz Manager: not good enuff! in my office, ASAP! Fuzz Employee 1: ( sigh ) Lucky's Pedal Factory is proud to pr...
by stringsthings
03 Mar 2011, 03:55
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Are there any potential issues with this design?
Replies: 24
Views: 4228

Re: Are there any potential issues with this design?

I modified a Maestro FZ-1B to have more muff like gain stages but I'm wondering if there are any foreseeable issues? This is my first design, I've already test built it and it seemed fine (and sounded very fun) but I don't know a lot about electronics. I wired it up with a 3PDT and an LED. Here's w...
by stringsthings
02 Feb 2011, 08:59
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Gato Gator - clone of the PAIA Gator
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Gato Gator - clone of the PAIA Gator

anyone up for a noise gate / attack delay pedal?

link to PAIA link to schematic:
http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=204

verified layout:
Image

soundclip:
http://soundclick.com/share?songid=10213593

enjoy :D
by stringsthings
29 Jan 2011, 08:08
Forum: Stompbox Builder's FAQs & How To's
Topic: Feedback loop questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 4346

Re: Feedback loop questions.

welcome to the forum dizzy-d and welcome to the world of building FX's ... could you please be more specific about the sound of the FX that you really want? this information would go a long way into giving the contributors to this forum ideas about helpful topics. I'd like to build a pedal that ... ...
by stringsthings
18 Jan 2011, 09:28
Forum: Software Room
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Layout Creator [freeware] -- Updates log
Replies: 399
Views: 197265

Re: New DIYLC is soon to be finished!

bancika wrote:
stringsthings wrote:i've been using an older version of DIYLC for a while now and i think it's awesome ...

will the new version run standalone? ( without being connected to the internet? )
yes
most excellent! :D

and thanks for the reply. IMO, DIYLC is a really good piece of software.
by stringsthings
17 Jan 2011, 07:20
Forum: Software Room
Topic: Do-It-Yourself Layout Creator [freeware] -- Updates log
Replies: 399
Views: 197265

Re: New DIYLC is soon to be finished!

i've been using an older version of DIYLC for a while now and i think it's awesome ...

will the new version run standalone? ( without being connected to the internet? )
by stringsthings
06 Jan 2011, 06:28
Forum: Power
Topic: Rat voltage divider question
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Rat voltage divider question

since you're now also running the status LED on a higher voltage, an additional result is that the LED will be brighter ... therefore, an appropriate silly name would be the "Light Brite Rat" :mrgreen:
by stringsthings
22 Oct 2010, 19:50
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Transistor Tester and Signal Injector
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Transistor Tester and Signal Injector

technically not a stompox ... but a nice circuit to have around ... http://talkingelectronics.com/html/Combo-2.html and a verified layout for the DIY-project-builder in everyone :P https://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/luckyfeline7/Test%20Circuits/Combo211.gif Happy Halloween and To All A Good Ni...
by stringsthings
16 Oct 2010, 10:52
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Reinventing the wheel!
Replies: 76
Views: 21782

Re: Reinventing the wheel!

Harmony and understanding Sympathy and trust abounding No more falsehoods or derisions Golden living dreams of visions Mystic crystal revalation... ... and the minds of regeneration ... ( thru an appropriate resistor, of course ) ... seriously, thanks for posting the lyrics to a wonderful tune ... ...
by stringsthings
25 Sep 2010, 08:42
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Reinventing the wheel!
Replies: 76
Views: 21782

Re: Reinventing the wheel!

Hello! found this at http://www.synthdiy.com/: 6stage Audio Phaser project 447 in Electronics Today International 1976. I´m curious about the inventions of mictesters version :lol: Audio Phaser eti447.pdf Uuuh, thank you well! Nice! Maybe I'll give it a try though the use of 8 single op amps is a b...
by stringsthings
19 Sep 2010, 16:00
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Rat with double opamp
Replies: 31
Views: 4034

Re: Rat with double opamp

Dirk_Hendrik wrote: ... a cynical tone ...
that's a clever marketing slogan for a rat ! :D
by stringsthings
15 Sep 2010, 19:35
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Metal can CA3094 mojo
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Metal can CA3094 mojo

very cool ... nice job with the wiring, also ...

if you could get a clear panel for the enclosure, that would be cool
by stringsthings
09 Sep 2010, 19:15
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Multiclipper!
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: Multiclipper!

interesting!

any specific reason for using the LM833 chip?
by stringsthings
03 Sep 2010, 15:27
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Compression Sustainer
Replies: 143
Views: 12997

Re: Compression Sustainer

here's the layout: https://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/luckyfeline7/CompressionSustainer10.gif the only significant part sub i made was using a 500k log potentiometer for DRIVE i recommend using shielded wire for the connections to the DRIVE control and the input jack .... and separating the in...